If you are fortunate enough to have a nice weather like we do, you will see the moon visible before dusk and it appears to be bigger than normal. It’s only a month away from the harvest moon, and this month’s moon is called the Sturgeon Moon. The name was given by the North American fishing tribes since the sturgeon species were abundant during the month of August. It’s also been called the green corn moon, the grain moon, and the red moon for the reddish hue as it appears in my photo taken yesterday. Full moon this month will be on Tuesday August 24th.
Notice there is a For Sale sign at one of the houses on the left hand side, apparently this is not the only one in this neighborhood as we drove around and saw at least 25 houses on the market. The housing in our area has appreciated in value by a small percentage which is a good thing, but I’m also seeing more and more houses on the market and some are foreclosure. The situation is not getting any better and small businesses are suffering from cash flow problems, sounds like everyone’s problem these days. I remind myself each day to live within my means.
This was taken with a Canon T2i, Aperture Priority, f/22, 1/4sec, ISO-200, Exposure bias 0, focal length 45mm, pattern metering mode, white balance cloudy, tripod mounted. The image was slightly out of focus, but it came out better than the one in sharp focus.